E-crime investigation courses launched

A new company is offering training courses for IT professionals in how to investigate computer crime.

A new company is offering training courses for IT professionals in how to investigate computer crime.

Evidex, which was formed last month, offers courses for a range of staff, including those responsible for IT security, fraud and intellectual property, in the public and private sectors. Staff responsible for dealing with unfair dismissal policies and protecting an organisation's intellectual property will also be targeted.

Training will focus on how to extract, preserve or process electronic evidence, combined with information on legislation and regulation. Staff will also be trained in how to safely enter a computer system, network or data storage device and recover data while preserving the chain of evidence.

"More than 93% of business communication is created electronically, said Louise Potter, managing director of Evidex. "It is therefore not surprising that more and more evidence is in digital form. However, until now, courses on e-crime were run by, and aimed at, law enforcement agencies. There has been little opportunity for other organisations and businesses to learn about computer forensics.

"Our training courses are geared towards helping organisations realise that there is more to e-crime than the retrieval of evidence - it is also about the legalities behind it, such as who can do it, under what circumstances and how organisations can protect both their staff and themselves."

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